Virtual Assistant

What do you need to know?

What is a virtual assistant?

A virtual assistant is an independent contractor who provides administrative services while working outside of the client's office. Most work from a home office.
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What should I look for in a virtual assistant?

  • Several years of secretarial or office management experience
  • Technological skills
  • Professionalism
  • Project management abilities
  • References, either from reviews or other clients
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How do I go about hiring a virtual assistant?

  • Online resources such as,, or
  • Ask other small business owners
  • Put out an ad

How much should I pay my virtual assistant?

Most have a range between $20-$80 depending on the experience and reputation of the VA the hourly wage could differ. This could also either increase or decrease. Make sure to discuss wages before signing a deal.
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One Freelancer that enjoys his work as a virtual assistant